Figure 9. Saco Bay Sand Budget. About 4,000,000 cubic yards of beach sand moved north in 100 years (1859-1955) from the vicinity of the Saco River jetty to the Scarborough River tidal inlet. This is about 3 times the pre-jetty transport rate and also about 3 times the sand resupply rate of the Saco River. (Modified from Kelley, et. al., 1995, A Sand Budget for Saco Bay, Maine, Maine Geological Survey, Open-File Report 95-1, Figure 16, by S. M. Dickson.)
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